SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC WINS HYPER-CONVERGENCE INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD

INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 30 November 2018

PRESS RELEASE: London, United Kingdom – Schneider Electric announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded the ‘Hyper-Convergence Innovation of the Year’ category at the SVC Awards 2018.  This is the second year in a row that Schneider Electric has won this particular award.

Following the success of last year’s award for Schneider Electric’s Micro Data Centre solutions, the 2018 accolade has recognised the company’s HyperPod™ rack ready system as an enabler of hyper-converged infrastructure. Its’ pod architecture, with integrated power, cooling, cabling, software management and containment, allows pre-integrated systems to be engineered, tested and configured at factory level, for rapid and predictable deployment within critical IT environments.

HyperPod is an EcoStruxure™ ready data centre system. It is designed to deploy IT in increments of 8 to 12 racks and is the only solution of its’ kind available in the market today. Its innovative pod architecture is engineered to support all of today’s rack types and enables pre-populated IT racks to be rolled into place - significantly reducing the complexity and installation time associated with traditional infrastructure deployments.

The EcoStruxure™ for Data Centers architecture™ is part of EcoStruxure, Schneider Electric open, interoperable, IoT- enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for our customers.

EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure™ has been deployed in 480,000+ sites, with the support of 20,000+ system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through 40+ digital services.

“I’m honoured to accept this award on behalf of Schneider Electric,” said Marc Garner, Vice President, IT Division, UK and Ireland. “A fundamental focus for our company is to drive Innovation at Every Level. HyperPod is the perfect fit for today’s data centres, especially hyperscale, cloud and colocation service providers looking to add capacity fast, whilst ensuring the highest levels of resiliency, connectivity and availability for customers.”

For more information please visit our “Hyperpod – the backbone of your Data Centre” web page, or contact your local representative for sales enquiries.

About Schneider Electric:

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centres, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

For more information regarding Schneider Electric, please visit www.schneider-electric.com or contact Lavina Dsouza Tel: +44 (0) 7887 560218 / lavina.dsouza@Schneider-electric.com or contact your local representative.

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